The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is a German political foundation that promotes democratic socialism worldwide.  It is registered as a non-profit organisation according to South African law and is affiliated to the German Left Party.   The foundation has been active in Southern Africa since 2002 and its focus on political education involves creating platforms for civic participation, critical thinking and research and dialogue in the quest for participatory, inclusive and peaceful democracy.

Through a number of non-governmental organisations, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung supports undertakings that explore and enhance:

  • participatory democracy, civil society and political culture
  • economic alternatives and social transformation
  • history, identity and politics; and
  • international cooperation